Tuesday, 27 December 2011

One Way Treat

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One Way Treat, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.
BONUS: For Street Photography Fans!


What we see above is representative of a new trend in Parisian street, ermm, intervention, and this one in particular is in the process of becoming something of a classic, judging by the number of people who have told me about it.

The Paris city council must be despairing and praying to Their Lady Just Across The Way that this one doesn't take off, because it's so quick to do if prepared beforehand and such a pain to go around cleaning up or peeling off afterwards.

Not to mention the fact that you can still understand the sign and the public reaction is generally hugely positive. No harm done.

Most of the street sign perversions are strongly humorous or uplifting, and are a pleasant alternative to some of the less cheerful slogans or simple vandalism carried out in the name of... making a name for yourself. And more often than not they are ingeniously inventive, making use of a utilitarian support to create something new and smile-inducing.

And incitement to commit smiolence isn't one of the worst crimes out there, now is it?

(It looks like he's stealing a big box of ice-cream, no? I wonder what flavour ice-cream he chose? Given the establishment, the choice must have been excrutiatingly difficult - anyone know where it is?)

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